Sammlung Ingrid Oppenheim, Cologne

In October 1974, Ingrid Oppenheim opens a video studio in Cologne with a gallery that develops into the display window and production location of West Germany’s first generation of video artists. Oppenheim focuses her collecting activities on the Cologne-Düsseldorf art scene and its key protagonists: Sigmar Polke, Katharina Sieverding, Ulrike Rosenbach, Imi Knoebel, and Klaus vom Bruch. The collection includes painting, graphic art, photography, objects, and videos by the first generation and every kind of intermediate form imaginable. Today the video collection is located in the Kunstmuseum Bonn.